FreePBX user Meetup – Friday, November 8th, Huntsville AL


All are welcome to the first FreePBX user meetup which will take place at The Nook tavern in Huntsville on Friday, November 8th. We will be hanging out from 7pm until “whenever”. Whether you are the most neo of neophyte or a seasoned admin, all are invited to enjoy one of over 450 beers that the Nook has to offer, and hang out with fellow FreePBX users along with Derek Peloquin, FreePBX Community Manager and Rusty Newton, Asterisk Community Support Manager.

We hope to see you there!

The Nook Website:

Address: 3305 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805

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Training Update: Early Bird pricing extended for November OTTS event & New Dates and Locations added!


We are pleased to announce a special Holiday extension of our Early Bird pricing for the upcoming Open Telephony Training Seminar, November 4-7. This event will be held at Digium Headquarters in Huntsville Alabama, following a very successful OTTS event hosted there in May. Order now, this class is expected to fill up fast!


Early Bird Pricing – Extended until October 28th!

Seminar Only – $1,995 normally $2,295

Seminar and Demo Kit – $2,790 normally $2,999


About the Open Telephony Training Seminar

This training seminar will teach advanced topics to market, sell, deploy, troubleshoot, customize and administer Asterisk/FreePBX solutions relevant to all FreePBX based distributions. The seminar starts by providing an advanced foundation in FreePBX and Asterisk. We then move into some Linux command line and Asterisk CLI and how they relate directly to PBX administration, and troubleshooting. We cover system and telephony hardware and IP phones, as well as what to consider when choosing these components. Next we go into some Sales and Marketing. The 4th day is optional and reserved for a few hours of training on PBXact and Commercial Modules and the Certification Test. The Certification Test is a requirement if you are looking to become a FreePBX Certified Reseller. Click HERE for course details and information about the organizers.

Who Should Attend:

  • Organizations who want to become a Certified FreePBX Reseller

  • Persons/organizations selling, provisioning, and deploying open-source PBXs

  • IT professionals deploying PBXs in their own organization

  • Telephony professionals and carriers exploring the world of open-source Asterisk-based PBXs

  • Organizations deploying Inbound Call Centers of any size with FreePBX or PBXact



We are also very pleased to announce the addition of several new training dates and locations! With the addition of a dedicated training staff in August of this year there are several new developments in the works and the road is paved for 2014 to be a landmark year for FreePBX Training. As Step 1 in that effort, we will be providing training across North America, including major Metro areas such as New York, Chicago and Las Vegas!

Naples Florida – January 13-16, 2014

Las Vegas – March 10-13, 2014

New York – April 7-10, 2014

Chicago – June 9-12, 2014

We will strive to make training available to as many FreePBX admins and integrators as possible by providing events on a roughly bi-monthly basis, at diverse locations.

Don’t see a city near you? Do you have a location you would like to recommend, or perhaps you have a facility available and are willing to host an OTTS event? Please Comment below or contact us!

FreePBX High Availability Project and Limited Time Pre-Release Special Pricing

Schmooze Com Inc., maintainers, core developers and stewards of the FreePBX project are excited to announce the FreePBX High Availability Project. This is an easily implementable, replicable and supportable High Availability version of FreePBX for license by organizations that need a reliable High Availability solution.  View this Video to learn more about this exciting new product from the team that brings you FreePBX, as well as details about our 25% off Pre-Release Promotion, available until October 31, 2013.


HA FreePBX Intro Video

Link on our Video Site :

Managing Disaster Recovery is a difficult and complex task to achieve. Major system outages can be caused by hardware, software, connectivity, natural, human, or other means. Now, FreePBX HA is there to help you ensure the recoverability of your systems.

To make this happen, we are reworking the FreePBX platform to integrate HA utilizing DRBD, Cluster Manager and Pacemaker. This enables automatic mirroring and failover between FreePBX nodes. When a failure condition is detected on your primary PBX, the system will failover to the secondary. Then when the primary node is repaired or recovers, the system will be able to switch back to the primary FreePBX node.

Setup of HA is simply done in the FreePBX GUI where you can also use an online management tool to easily switch between nodes.Lastly, you’ll be able to setup different levels of monitoring and alerts you want to receive in the event of a problem.

Until October 31st we are offering a pre-release special of FreePBX HA that includes two node licenses for $2,250. Upon final release we estimate the cost of two licenses to be at least $3,000. So, by taking advantage of this promo you will be getting a 25% discount! Pre-release buyers will also receive access to private BETA releases and HA development team conference calls.

We anticipate the first private BETA will be released for testing during November 2013.

View Documentation on the High Availability Development Project

To participate in this pre-release promotion, please contact us using our “Contact Us” page.

FreePBX Team POWERS UP 200+ device PBX in hours at Astricon!

In preperation of our display at Astricon 10 the FreePBX Team setup a 200+ device PBX platform in a matter of hours.  On display are over 200 devices from over 19 manufacturers, all auto-provisioned using FreePBX!

The power of the FreePBX End Point Manager allowed us to quickly get this system setup and configured in just hours.  View this link for additional information on our EPM.

For those in attendance at Astricon this year, stop by booth #39 once the show opens to see how we can help you POWER UP with FreePBX!

Boxes Arrive for Astricon Display